Adele Givens - Poetry

  • Season 6 , Ep 6
  • 05/26/2002
  • Views: 4,959

Adele reads a poem to Re-Re. (4:35)

ADELE GIVENS>> AND YOU ALL KNOW

WE ALL GOT SOME DYSFUNCTION

IN OUR FAMILY.

LOT OF TIMES YOU DON'T WANT

TO TALK ABOUT IT 'CAUSE IT

FRUSTRATES YOU, BUT WE ALL COME

FROM SOME DYSFUNCTIONAL

BACKGROUND IN ONE FASHION OR

ANOTHER.

AND I FOUND OUT THAT YOU CAN'T

ALWAYS APPROACH YOUR RELATIVES

WITH WHAT EVER IT IS THAT THEY

FRUSTRATED YOU WITH.

'CAUSE YOU WILL SCREW UP A

RELATIONSHIP, YOU KNOW?

SOMETIMES YOU JUST WANT TO SAY

SOMETHING THAT YOU KNOW IS GOING

TO MESS UP YOUR RELATIONSHIP

FOR LIFE WITH THIS PERSON.

SO, THAT'S WHY I FIND POETRY

TO BE A GREAT OUTLET.

I LOVE RUSSELL SIMMONS DEF

POETRY JAM.

I DO.

I LOVE IT.

I LOVE IT.

(APPLAUSE)

POETRY USE TO HAVE THIS IMAGE

OF BEING SO NICE AND SO SERENE

BUT THIS IS A GREAT WAY FOR YOU

TO LET YOUR FRUSTRATIONS OUT.

TELL YOUR FAMILY MEMBER OF

CHOICE THAT THEY INSPIRED YOU

AND JUST TALK ABOUT THEIR ASS

IN A POEM.

I'M GOING TO DO A LITTLE PIECE

FOR Y'ALL RIGHT NOW.

I LIKE TO CALL THIS ONE...

"IT AIN'T THAT DAMN CUTE,

RE-RE."

I AIN'T GOT NO RELATIVE NAMED

RE-RE, BUT IT DON'T MATTER WHAT

HER NAME IS EVERYBODY GOT THIS

RELATIVE.

COULD BE SHAQUANDA, SALLY, MARY,

WHATEVER, SHE RE-RE.

YOU'LL KNOW WHEN I FINISH DOING

THIS PIECE.

AIN'T IT FUNNY HOW PEOPLE ACT

FUNNY WHEN THEY OWE YOU MONEY?

(LAUGHTER)

WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?

IT'S FUNNY HOW THEY GET MAD

WHEN YOU ASK FOR YOUR CASH.

HAS SOMETHING LIKE THIS

EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?

"HEY, WHAT'S UP, DOG?

AIN'T YOU BILL OVERDUE?"

"WELL, I'LL BE DAMNED.

I'M GOING TO PAY YOU.

CAN I FINISH DOING WHAT I GOT

TO DO?

I'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN I GET

THROUGH.

YOU ACT LIKE I'M GOING TO LEAVE

TOWN WITH THEM FEW DOLLARS.

I'LL HOLLER WHEN I GET MY CHECK.

NOW STEP YOUR ASS BACK AND LET

ME PLACE MY BET.

DAMN."

WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?

IT'S ALMOST LIKE THEY GOT

ANOTHER PERSONALITY.

AND WHEN THEY NEED A LOAN,

THAT'S THE ONE THAT YOU SEE.

THE PERSON THAT'S HUMBLE

AND NICE AND SWEET THEY ACT REAL

HELPFUL AND NORMAL AND FRIENDLY

BUT SEE THAT'S BEFORE THEY SAY

"CAN I" OR "LEND ME."

SOMETIMES IT'S NOT A LOAN JUST A

CON OR A PLAY TRYING TO SEE WHAT

THEY CAN GET OUT YOU THAT DAY.

IT'S FUNNY HOW THEY CAN

MANUFACTURE SORROW BRINGING

IT TO YOU ASKING YOU TO BORROW

PROMISING TO PAY YOU BACK

TOMORROW.

KNOWING ALL THE TIME THAT

THEY JUST LYING AND YOU PISSED

BECAUSE THEY KEEP BUYING BRAND

NEW (BLEEP) WHILE THEY KEEP

CRYING BROKE TO YOU PROVOKING

YOU TO CHOKE AND FANTASIZE

TO SMOKE THIS MOTHER.

WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

IT'S FUNNY HOW THAT JUST MAKES

YOU THINK OF ALL THEIR OTHER

IGNORANT WAYS AND THE NIGHTS AND

DAYS TRYING TO BE JOHN BLAZE.

THEY LEFT YOU AT HOME WITH THEIR

CHILDREN TO RAISE AT YOUR

DISCRETION.

AND YOU DIDN'T JUDGE THEM

YOU JUST RESPECT THEM.

TEACH THE CHILDREN AND NEVER

NEGLECT THEM.

ALWAYS PROTECT THEM AND TRY

TO DIRECT THEM BECAUSE THEY HAD

BEEN ILL AFFECTED, NEGLECTED,

MISDIRECTED, AND DISRESPECTED

FROM LESSONS THEY LEARNED FROM

SOME FOOL YOU HAD THEM AROUND.

BUT THOSE KIDS WERE SURPRISED

HAPPY AND EXCITED WHEN THEY

FOUND OUT THAT NOT EVERYBODY

IS NOT ALL THAT IMPRESSED WITH

WHICH ONE OF THEM COULD JUST

DANCE THE BEST.

IN FACT, THEY GAVE ME MUCH

RESPECT 'CAUSE I GAVE THE LITTLE

BASTARDS A SPELLING TEST.

AND YES, THEY PASSED, NO THANKS

TO YOUR ASS.

(APPLAUSE)

IT AIN'T NO DOUBT ABOUT IT

THAT CHILDREN ARE INTELLIGENT

THE FACT THAT YOU'S AN IGNORANT

MOTHER...IS IRRELEVANT.

IT'S EVIDENT TO ME THAT YOUR

DUMB ASS DON'T EVEN KNOW THAT

YOU COULD BE RAISING A CEO

OR THE PRESIDENT OF HIS OWN

CORPORATION.

ALL THE CHILD NEEDS IS A STRONG

EDUCATION AND SOMEBODY HE CAN

HAVE A SUPPORTIVE RELATIONSHIP

WITH, DIP (BLEEP).

(LAUGHTER)

SO GET WITH THE PROGRAM,

BRO'HAM.

I SURE AM GLAD TO KNOW THAT

BULL YOU PULL ON ME WASN'T

PERSONAL AND THAT YOU TRIED

TO BEAT OUT EVERYBODY YOU KNOW.

YOU SPEND YOUR WHOLE CHECK ON

YOUR HAIR AND IT'S CURLY LIKE A

POODLE, BUT YOUR KIDS DON'T HAVE

NOTHING AT HOME TO EAT BUT

TEN CENT RAMEN NOODLES.

DON'T PUCKER UP YOUR LIPS LIKE

YOU'VE GOT SOMETHING TO SAY

'CAUSE I FEEL JUST LIKE GEAL

AND YOU'RE GETTING IN MY WAY.

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?

YOU'VE GOT THAT LITTLE MONEY.

I WON'T EVEN BE STRESSED.

IN FACT, I APPRECIATE YOU

LETTING ME GETTING THIS OFF MY

CHEST 'CAUSE I KNOW HOW ROUGH

IT IS WHEN YOUR LIFE IS A MESS.

SEE, NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY,

YOU JUST CAN'T DO YOUR BEST.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS GET ON

YOUR KNEES AND CONFESS.

IN FACT, I'M GOING TO PRAY

EVERYDAY THAT YOU AND YOURS

STAY BLESSED.

AND I SINCERELY HOPE THAT THE

NEXT TIME I COME AROUND YOU

AND YOUR KIDS IS KICKING ABOUT

ADJECTIVES, VERBS, AND NOUNS,

AND NOT TRYING TO BACK THAT

THING UP, BUT TRYING TO WRITE

THAT THING DOWN 'CAUSE, IT AIN'T

THAT DAMN CUTE, RE RE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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